Herranniemi has served as a guesthouse already in the start of the 19th century. In those times, people were travelling by horses of on foot. The quests were sleeping in the large room, and horses had their rest in the stables. Many kinds of travellers were met in Herranniemi.
Today, Herranniemi still operates as a guesthouse, where the fourth generation of owners honour the old traditions.
Herranniemi is one of the oldest service providers in North Karelia, offering accommodation, traditional dishes, and theatre plays in the summer.